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Lib Dems lose control of Cornwall

Cornish coast

The Liberal Democrats have lost overall control of Cornwall following the election for members of the county's new unitary "super-council".

The former county council, which has been replaced by the larger authority, was controlled by the Lib Dems.

Final results show that the Tories won 50 seats and the Lib Dems 38.

Independents took 32 seats and Cornish nationalists Mebyon Kernow took three seats in the elections, which were for a total of 123 wards.

No single party will have overall control of the new council though because despite the Tories having the largest number of councillors, they do not have enough for a majority control.

Labour won no seats in the election, which saw a voter turnout of just over 40%.

Cornwall Council has replaced six borough and district authorities, as well as the former county council.



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